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The Santa Cruz County Interscholastic Disc Golf League had it’s fourth match of the season last Sunday with 19 students attending. Teams were present from Soquel, San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz High Schools.

San Lorenzo had the lowest team scores with several new players adding to their improved performance. Santa Cruz high was second followed by Soquel and Scotts Valley.

Individual player scores had Scott Edwards of Scotts Valley High shooting the hot round of a one under 53 with Robin Johnston, who has had the best scores of the season so far in second with a one over 55. Soquel’s Thomas Tomaselli and Robert Biagiotto from SLV tied for third with two over par 56s. Erica Tinetti from Santa Cruz high shot a stellar 10 over 64 to put her team in second for the day.

The Black Mouse course in Felton is known for it’s many trees and dogleg fairways which challenge the students throwing ability and disc selection.

The League will resume after the Easter break on April 14th at Aptos High School’s disc golf course for match 5 out of eight. The League finals will be at Shaffer Park disc golf course on Sunday, May 5th.

– From Mark Karlskind, league director

Aptos resident Shasta Criss matched his best finish of the year as he also matched James Proctor in the San Francisco Safari disc golf tournament, a Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned B-tier event, in the Golden Gate Park Disc Golf Course over the weekend.

Criss and Proctor, Rohnert Park, each threw 13-under 122 totals to finish behind winner Danny Kerfeld of San Francisco and runner-up Gregg Barsby of Grass Valley, who each shot 121s.

Criss’ previous third-place finish was in the Coyote Classic in October.

Results included in this report are from the PDGA website.

Capitola resident Valarie Jenkins placed second in the open women’s division of the Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned Players Cup tournament, also known as the World Match Play Championships, in Dripping Springs, Texas, last weekend.

Phoenix’s Catrina Allen won the final round 7 and 6, according to the event’s results page.

Jenkins “struggled to find her putting stroke in the strong Texas winds” against Allen in the final round, according to the event’s website.

Also from Capitola, Nate Doss tied for ninth and Avery Jenkins tied for 21st in the men’s open.

Capitola resident Nate Doss placed 16th as the top professional disc golfer from Santa Cruz County in the United States Disc Golf Championship in Rock Hill, S.C., last weekend.

Through four rounds, Doss finished with a 28-under 244 for a $1,090 prize.

Will Schusterick of Nashville won the event and $7,500 with a 48-under 224 and a two-throw lead over the next closest finisher.

Also from Santa Cruz County, Capitola’s Avery Jenkins tied with four others for 32nd after throwing a 15-under 257 through four rounds [$825], and Aptos’ Shasta Criss, who the previous week won the Faultline Classic at DeLaveaga, placed 44th with a 5-under 267, also through four rounds.

Results in this report are from the Professional Disc Golf Association website.

Capitola residents Nate Doss and Avery Jenkins are at the United State Disc Golf Championship in South Carolina this weekend. This is a video Doss put together in which he talks about the excitement and pressures of playing in the tournament. Check out his YouTube channel here.

Capitola resident Valarie Jenkins finished in fifth place at the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship, a Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned event, in Huntsville, Ala., on Sept. 23.

Jenkins threw a 5-under 292 over five rounds for a $950 prize.

Catrina Allen of  Phoenix became the new national champion with a 14-under 283, taking home a $3,160 prize. Paige Pearce of Plano, Texas, took second, also with a 14-under 283, for a $2,100 prize; and Sarah Hokom of Caldwell, Idaho, took third with a 10-under 287 for a $1,500 prize.

Results included in this report are from the PDGA website.

Check out some photos from the event here.

Capitola residents Nate Doss and Valarie Jenkins held off the competition through four rounds at the Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned Toronto Island Maple Leaf tournament to bring home two wins from Canada over the weekend.

Doss, the 2011 world champion, had the lowest scores of any competitor in three of four rounds in the open men’s division to finish with a 31-under 210 total.

Avery Jenkins, Valarie Jenkins’ brother also a former world champ, finished runner-up with a 19-under 222. He shot a 54 to Doss’ 55 in the second round.

Valarie Jenkins consistently threw the lowest score over four rounds in the women’s open division, matching runner-up Desiree Reading in Round 1 but earning round scores of at least two under anyone else for the rest of the tournament. Valarie Jenkins finished with a 3-over 241 for the win. Reading threw a 248 total.

Results in this report are from the PDGA website.

Capitola’s Nate Doss takes 9th in men’s open

Capitola resident and pro disc golfer Valarie Jenkins finished just one throw off winner Catrina Allen in the women’s open division of the PDGA-sanctioned Vibram Open at Maple Hill in Leicester, Mass., on Sunday.

Both Jenkins and Sarah Hokom of Caldwell, Idaho, threw 66s in the final round to land at 23-over 263 for the tournament. Allen of Phoenix won the event with a 64 in the final round [262 total].

“Yup.. lost by 1 stroke, again.” Jenkins tweeted after the event.

Most recently, Jenkins missed out on a win by one stroke in the world championships.

Jenkins’ partner Nate Doss also competed, taking ninth in the open men’s division with a 14-under 226 over four rounds. Jenkins’ brother Avery Jenkins took 21st overall [235], and Aptos disc golfer Shasta Criss placed 35th [246]. Cale Leiviska of St. Paul, Minn., won with a 215.

Results included in this report are from the Professional Disc Golf Association website.

Capitola resident and pro disc golfer Avery Jenkins placed third, while Aptos resident Shasta Criss took fifth, in the 38th annual Rochester Flying Disc Open in New York over the weekend.

Ricky Wysocki of South Carolina won the PDGA-sanctioned event, throwing a 23-under 174 through four rounds at the Greater Rochester Disc Golf Club.

Dave Feldberg of Oregon was second with a 20-under 177, Jenkins threw a 178, Eric McCabe of Kansas threw a 179, and Criss rounded out the top five with a 183.

Results included in this report are preliminary and considered unofficial. They are from the Professional Disc Golf Association website, where they will later be finalized.

According to his Facebook, Jenkins will next play in the Vibram Open.

Professional disc golfer and Capitola resident Valarie Jenkins placed second in the PDGA’s World Disc Golf Championships in Charlotte, N.C., missing the international title by just one throw over the weekend.

Jenkins, who also finished second at last year’s worlds, shot a 24-under 404 through the eight-round tournament. She placed behind champion Sarah Hokom [25-under 403] of Caldwell, Idaho, but ahead of third-place finisher Catrina Allen of Phoenix.

“Like the ESPN commercial I keep seeing.. “If losing didn’t hurt so bad, winning wouldn’t feel as good” #1strokefromvictory” Jenkins tweeted later.

Capitola’s Nate Doss, the defending men’s world champ, placed seventh in his division with a 65-under 374 through seven rounds. Only four players make the final round.

Paul McBeth of Clearwater, Fla., became the new world champ with an 83-under 387 through eight rounds. Richard Wysocki of Fort Mill, S.C., was second [392] and Nashville’s Will Schusterick was third [396].

Aptos’ Shasta Criss placed 24th overall with a 43-under 396 and Avery Jenkins, Valarie Jenkins’ brother, tied for 39th with a 37-under 402.

Results in this report are from the Professional Disc Golf Association’s website.

– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

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